Ross Dependency


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Ross Dependency

a section of Antarctica administered by New Zealand. (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959). Includes the coastal regions of Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, the Ross Sea and islands, and the Ross Ice Shelf. Area: about 414 400 sq. km (160 000 sq. miles)
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Each species entry provides fully dated (where possible) information on present and historical ranges within the New Zealand bio-political region, including the New Zealand archipelago itself and all of its outlying islands, Macquarie and Norfolk Islands of Australia, and the Ross Dependency in Antarctica.